Skins star April Pearson is unrecognisable from Michelle as she announces pregnancy after devastating miscarriage

SKINS star April Pearson has revealed that she's pregnant after suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage earlier this year.

The actress who shot to fame playing Michelle Richardson on the E4 teen drama made the announcement on her Instagram yesterday.

Sharing a photo of her and her blossoming bump, the 32-year-old revealed she's set to welcome a baby boy in April with husband Jamie Patterson and explained that her pregnancy is deemed high-risk.

The star, who is five months pregnant, penned: "This is my pregnancy announcement… 🌈

"It might not be how I expected, the whole journey to motherhood has been far from it in fact.

"A miscarriage earlier this year, and now a high risk pregnancy which will need ongoing monitoring, being some of the most terrifying parts of the process so far.

"But here I am last week, 20 weeks pregnant, standing under a rainbow which appeared moments before a very scary scan.

"My absence from social media has made me so aware of the reliance I have on this wonderful community, and I miss you all very much.

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"I don’t know how documenting the rest of our pregnancy will go, but I do know I want to be here, being unequivocally myself. 💙Baby Boy due April 2022".

In light of her announcement, the radiant star was inundated with messages of congrats, including one from her former co-star Kaya Scodelario.

The actress, 29, wrote: "Congratulations April! 🌈🌈💜" while Laya Lewis, who played Liv Malone on the series, commented with two love heart emojis.

While Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer wrote: "Huge congratulations!!! Jump in my dms whenever you want to chat!! 💜xxxx".

April played Tony’s long-suffering girlfriend Michelle Richardson on Skins and was written out of the second series to make way for a new generation of characters.

The actress went on to star in British horror flick, Tormented, opposite Alex Pettyfer.

She has also had a number of theatre roles and appeared in a music video for the band The Wombats in 2015.

Earlier this year, April starred in horror flicks The Kindred and Sideshow.

Aside from her acting career, the screen star also hosts her podcast, Are You Michelle From Skins?

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